• What are cookies?

    Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored in your browser when you access our website. Their purpose is to identify the device you are using and store information about your preferences or past activity within the bounds of this site.

    The following cookies are used on the website.

     Cookie name Description Cookie purpose 



    Online notification form cookie These cookies are the default ones used by ASPNET to uniquely identify the user's session on the site and relates the visitor's unique session to server side data. The cookie will expire at the end of the session (when you close your browser).
     caaCookieAuthenticated Accepting cookie policy Used to validate that users of our Drone registration and education service have accepted our cookie policy
     EktGUID  Ektron user ID This cookie is set by the analytics reporting system, and only used by authenticated users who view analytics data.
     ecm  Ektron preferences This cookie is used by the website to store information about the anonymous and logged in visitor and site information. For authenticated users, the user id and a unique ID are stored, and compared with the values on the server to determine valid authentication.
     _ga  Google Analytics  This used by Google analytics to distinguish users. 
     _gid   Google Analytics  This used by Google analytics to distinguish users.  
     _gat   Google Analytics  This used by Google analytics to throttle request rates.  
    .AspNetCore.Antiforgery Prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery 

    This is a token used to prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery attacks where a malicious site tries to use a user’s existing session. The token is supplied with certain requests and used to confirm that the request originated from the expected site.  

    How do I change my cookie settings?

    Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit  www.aboutcookies.org.uk or www.allaboutcookies.org.

    Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

    To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

    Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data.